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Journalism graduates are successful, regardless of whether they ultimately choose a career in journalism. 

Marina Askari, ’14, account executive at Greenough, Boston
Zach Kerr, reporter, ’14 West Orange (Fla) Times & Observer
Kylie McKenna, ‘14, page, NBCUniversal East Coast Page, New York City
Catherine Sinclair, ’14 reporter, Plant City (Fla.) Observer
Lauren Shute, ‘14, reporter, Sports Illustrated Kids, New York City

Scott Himelein, ’13, desk assistant, Fox News, Washington, D.C.
Anika Kempe, ‘13, Communications Specialist for the UVA Health Foundation, Charlotteville, Va.

Rachael Bilney, ’12, master’s degree student in sport administration, University of Louisville
Andrew Prezioso, ’12, contractor at, Atlanta
Fred Shaia, ’12, Digital Communications at The World Bank Group, Washington, D.C.
Rachael Specter, ’12, account executive Edelman public relations, Washington, D.C.
Jordan Trippeer, ’12, screenwriter, Los Angeles
Masato Tsuruta, ’12, Deloitte Consulting Singapore

Kristy Burkhardt, ’11, CMDTY Capital Management, New York City
Ali Eaves, ’11, assistant editor,, Philadephia
Elizabeth Hyman, ‘11, attorney, New Orleans
Zak Kozuchowski, ’11, managing editor of, Detroit
Reilly Moore, ’11, law student at the University of Richmond School of Law
Mary Morgan, ’11, senior account executive, Qorvia MSL Group, Washington, D.C.
Julia Pepe, ’11, producer, Cutters Studio, New York City

Guv Callahan, ’10, writer, Comprint Military Publications, Washington, D.C.
Jacqueline Raithel, ’10, assistant field hockey coach, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
Stephen Utz, ’10, Sports Information Specialist at Indiana University Southeast, Louisville, KY

Carly Gorga, ’09, ‬Assistant Director of Marketing at Random House, New York‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
David Larter, ’09, reporter, Navy Times, Washington, D.C.
Kimberly Leonard ’09, Health care reporter for U.S. News & World Report, Washington, D.C.
Dan Petty, ’09, Digital Director of Sports, Denver Post. He was part of the team at the Post that won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s coverage of the Aurora movie theater massacre.
Tess Tallman, ’09, email marketing at Oink, Los Angeles

Ryan Byrnes, 08, Litigation Associate at Cullen and Dykman LLP, greater New York area
Chris Hamby, ’08, Buzzfeed, Washington, D.C. In 2014, while working for the Center for Public Integrity, he won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. He did a three-part series on the mistreatment of coal miners with Black Lung Disease.
Kim Holzinger, ’08, ‬Account Executive at dan Communications, New York‬‬
Kathleen Shea-Porter, ‘08, Director of Marketing at National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)Washington, DC
Sam Widdoes, ’08, ‪Associate‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬, ‪Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬, Los Angeles
Christopher Yates, ’08, Editor at Law360, New York, NY

Katie Connolly Bell, ’07, Associate Director of Annual Giving, the University of Richmond
Catherine Amos Cribbs, ’07, Web & Editorial Manager at University of Richmond
Laurie Hugill, ’07, ABC’s Fashionista Diaries
Laura Sullivan, ’07, editorial staff, BioScience Magazine
Trey Wydysh, ’07, Content Publisher at Synacor, Buffalo, NY

Kerry Grace Benn, ’06, Assistant Managing Editor at Law360, New York
Liz Wilkerson Caroon, ’06, spokeswoman, Chesterfield County police, Chesterfield, VA
Matt Deegan, ‘06 reporter, Charlottesville Daily Progress
David Evans, ’06, ‬Producer at CNBC, New York
David Kaufmann,' 06, ‬Manager, Licensing at Major League Baseball, New York‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Pam Barone, ’05, producer, Olympics Swimming and Diving, NBC (former producer for National Hockey League)
Ashleigh Heck Brock, ’05, ‪Associate Director, Experiential Learning & Assessment‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬, ‪University of Richmond‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
Adam Coughlin, ’05, English teacher, Vietnam
Marisa Donelan, ’05, Deputy Chief, Public Education & Communications Division of the State Ethics Commission at Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Elisabeth Edelman, 05,‬ Vice President of Branding and Communications at Ledbury, Richmond‬‬
Melanie Mayhew, ’05, Global Health Communications Strategist, The World Bank, Washington, DC

Charlie Ban, 04, Senior Writer at National Association of Counties and Editor in Chief at RunWashington magazine
Ryan Bonner, ’04, English teacher, Korea
Jack Goodson, ’04, Marketing and Communications Manager, Five Guys Enterprises, Arlington, VA
Preston Knight, ‘04, reporter, Northern Virginia Daily News
Amy McMullen, ’04, ‪Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬, Loudon County, Va.
Amy McMullen, ’04, assistant director, Spotsylvania County (Va.) Victim-Witness Program

Lauren Nardella, ’03, News Editor, "The Rose Sheet,” Washington
Jessica Sabbath, ’03, special projects editor, Virginia Business Magazine, Richmond

Annie Chiappetta Allen, ’02, – ABC News, This Week with George Stephanopoulos
David Gordon ’02, copy editor, The Arizona Republic

Gregg Giuffrida, ’01, night bureau chief, Associated Press, Memphis
Mike Ward, ’01, Media Team Manager, Goulet Pen Company, Richmond
Becky Miller, ’01, editor, Associated Press, Philadelphia

Stacey Brucia, ’00, Senior PR Manager and Media Relations Specialist, Hodges Partnership, New York, NY
Mike Connors, ’00, reporter, Norfolk Virginian-Pilot
Rob Davis, ’00, investigative environmental reporter, The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon
Colleen Long, ’00, crime reporter, Associated Press, New York‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
Kellie Schmitt, ’00, reporter, San Jose Mercury News

Tom Lappas, ’98, founding editor and publisher, The Henrico Citizen (Va.)
Chris White, ’98, copy editor, Washington Post Writers’ Group
Chris Wright, ’98, copy editor, Congressional Quarterly

Sean Ryan, ’97, co-founder, College Baseball Insider, account manager, Hodges Partnership, Richmond, varsity baseball coach, Benedictine College Prep, Richmond
Mac Slocum, ’97, online journalist, teaches web journalism at Emerson College

Jessica (Ronky) Haddad, ’93, Managing Editor, R Home magazine at Richmond Magazine, Richmond, VA

Phil Riggan, ’92, writer/photographer/editor for

Will Jones, ’91, reporter, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Bill Lohmann, ’79, columnist/reporter, The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond

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Katie McMasters, reporter for The Red Eye, The Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Wilkerson, reporter, Northern Virginia Daily News